Since 2020, Kelly Howe has served as Chief Financial Officer for Boston Consulting Group's North America region, responsible for operational and strategic finance initiatives for a large and rapidly growing region. Kelly serves as a senior leader on BCG's North America Management Team and BCG's Global Finance Team. She leads finance initiatives across North America including those supporting performance and growth, managing risk, and leveraging scale to optimize effectiveness

Prior to serving as North America CFO, Kelly was a managing director and senior partner in BCG's Industrial Goods practice since 2007. She has served as a global leader on topics related to the industrial machinery and components industry. She focused most of her time on large capital goods businesses, with significant time on business unit strategy, service capture, strategic sourcing, market segmentation, new market assessments, and commercial acceleration

Kelly has served many Chicago organizations on a pro-bono basis including Chicago Public Schools, the Chicago Public Education Fund, and the Grant Park Music Festival. She currently serves as Development Committee Chair for the Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra (CYSO), where she has been a board member since 2018.


  • MBA, Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University
  • BA, business administration and French language and literature, University of Washington